Explore the Boston Suburbs This Weekend

Nov 14, 2019

There’s so much to do and see in the Boston ‘burbs…so get out!

The best way to explore suburbia? Get out and explore, just like a true local would! These events and activities are great ways for you to dig into a community and decide where your family may want to call “home.”


Join Brookline Booksmith for storytime at 10:30am on Sunday. This week’s theme is donuts and will include stories (and snacks!) focused on these delicious treats.


Visit the New Art Center for a free drop-in art session from 1pm-4pm on Sunday. There are two different art-making spaces where kids can make animal and tree-themed projects.


Go on an evening hike under the full moon at Rocky Woods from 6pm-8pm on Saturday. Afterward, there will be a campfire, snacks and beer tasting for adults 21+. Children are welcome.


Go on an owl prowl at the Blue Hills Trailside Museum from 7pm-9pm on Saturday to practice your owl calls and, of course, go on an owl-seeking adventure. Pre-registration is required; tickets are $10 for non-members.


Drop your kids at Life Time Athletic for a parents’ night out and enjoy a relaxing dinner at one of Westwood’s top-rated restaurants, such as Mediterranean-inspired Chiara Bistro. Parents’ night out is from 5pm-9pm and includes a pizza party, STEAM activities and Thanksgiving crafts and games.


Bring your little artists to the Mother Brook Arts & Community Center for a free art class on Saturday. Classes are from 10am-10:45am for ages 6-8 and 11:30am-12:15pm for ages 9-12. Pre-registration is required.


Kick off your holiday shopping during the Twelve Shoppes of Christmas from 9am-3pm at Memorial Congregational church on Saturday. In addition to great shopping, there will be a bargain toy section, food and storytime at 1pm. Or, take a pretzel baking class at Duck Soup at 1pm on Sunday. Tickets are $55.


Go on a historic tour of downtown Concord at 1pm on Saturday where you’ll learn about writers such as Thoreau and Emerson and historical landmarks.


There’s something for every at the Crafting Fall Festival, taking place at the South Shore Educational Collaborative from 10am-2pm on Saturday. There will be children’s games, holiday gift vendors, a bake sale and more.


Take a painting class with children ages 5+ from 4pm-6pm on Saturday at Studio on the Common. Tickets are $60 and include a pizza party and painting supplies.

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